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Lory Species Information
Lories and lorikeets are a group of highly colorful parrots native to the islands of the South Pacific, including Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. There are 53 species of lories belonging to 10 genera. In the following pages, I have adopted the same taxonomy used by Rosemary Low in Hancock House Encyclopedia of the Lories, in which she does not recognize the genus Psitteuteles, but instead includes those species into the genus Trichoglossus.
Roughly twenty of the 53 species of lories exist in the United States in any real numbers. The majority of the twenty species and associated subspecies, such as Chattering (Lorius garrulous), Red (Eos bornea), Dusky (Pseudeos fuscata) and Green-naped (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus) Lories, are fairly common and are well represented in the aviculture community. However some species, like the Collared (Phygis solitarius) and Blue-crowned (Vini australis) Lories, are rarely seen outside zoo collections.
As a group, lories are considered to be threatened of becoming endangered due to their declining numbers in the wild. All the species of lories are listed on either Appendix I or Appendix II by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), an international agreement between governments whose goal is to ensure that trade of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Species listed in Appendix I are considered endangered and international trade of these species is permitted only under exceptional circumstances. Species listed in Appendix II are not necessarily considered endangered, but international trade of these species must be controlled in order to prevent further decline.
Below are the species of lories that are currently in our breeding
- Blue-crowned Lory (Vini australis)
- Cardinal Lory (Chalcopsitta cardinalis)
- Duyvenbode's Lory (Chalcopsitta duyvenbodei)
- Goldie's Lorikeet (Trichoglossus goldiei)
- Iris Lorikeet (Trichoglossus iris)
- Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)
- Perfect Lorikeet (Trichoglossus euteles)
- "Rainbow" Lorikeets:
- Green-naped Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus)
- Rosenberg's Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus rosenbergii)
- Weber's Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus weberi)
- Red Lory (Eos bornea bornea)
- Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus)
- Yellow-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata scintillata)
Occasionally, we will also have other species of lories available that are not part of our breeding program. These birds have been raised by good friends of ours and have been made available through us. If you are looking for a particular species, please contact us as we should be able to locate it for you.